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Music Theory for Dummies

Written by: Michael Pilhofer and Holly Day

Published by: Wiley, 2007

An indispensable guide for music students, musicians, and music lovers For people who want a deeper understanding and appreciation of music, or who want to do their own composing and arranging, a basic grounding in music theory is essential. Written for the nearly 30,000 college and graduate music students as well as working musicians and serious music buffs, this hands-on guide explains music theory concepts in plain English-from scales, intervals, tempos, and dynamics to chord progressions, phrasing, harmonizing, and arranging-and demonstrates how to apply them in compositions ranging from pop and rock to jazz and classical. The book includes a CD that demonstrates music theory concepts and provides examples of the way sounds and tempos can be mixed and matched for a variety of musical experiences. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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